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DIABETES-FRIENDLY ANGEL FOOD CAKE

Prep:

15 min.

Bake:

35 min. + cooling

Makes:

12-16 servings

Nutrition Facts:

1 slice: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. 

Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups egg whites (about 9)

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided

  • 1 cup cake flour

  • 1-1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sift 1/2 cup sugar and flour together twice; set aside.

  2. Place oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat oven to 350°. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.

  3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake until lightly browned and entire top appears dry, 35-40 minutes. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.

Original recipe credit: Taste of Home